The Science Policy Colloquium is an intensive immersion in policy for Earth and environmental system scientists and professionals. Participation is open to all but will be limited to no more than 45 individuals. 2024 AMS Science Policy Colloquium
Colloquium participants meet with congressional staff, members of congress, leading officials from the executive branch, and prominent policy experts. Legislative exercises and policy simulations provide additional windows into the interplay of policy, politics, and procedure in the United States Federal policy process.
The Colloquium is a career-shaping experience. Alumni have gone on to serve in crucial roles for the nation and the scientific community such as working in congress and at the highest levels of leadership in the National Weather Service, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and the American Meteorological Society, to name only a few.
Note that a limited amount of funding is available through competitive awards to support participation of graduate students, postdocs, early-career faculty, and members of underrepresented groups.
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